Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Children at every age can experience unique emotional and psychological challenges that may require professional evaluation and treatment. Our comprehensive program features a team of professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, therapists, and counselors. Led by psychiatrist Narpinder K. Malhi, M.D., our team specializes in caring for children and adolescents with a variety of issues, such as:

• Anxiety.
• Autism.
• Behavioral or developmental problems.
• Depression.
• Disorders such as ADHD, learning difficulties, and more.
• Intellectual disabilities.
• Psychiatric disorders.
• Trauma.

Making the Diagnosis

Once we make a diagnosis, we’ll create a customized treatment plan that will help your child move toward a healthier future. Our goal is for our patients to function better in all areas of their lives — within their families, schools, and communities.

Focus on Strengthening Our Communities

Our comprehensive approach also includes a strong emphasis on providing support for children, adolescents, and teenagers in the community. Our staff works closely with pediatricians and school and community services to provide education, counseling, and support designed to identify problems early and to lay the groundwork for healthy social, psychological, and emotional development among children and youth.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street
Gateway Building, Suite 1E40
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-9108